French antique Charles X period lyre clock in mahogany and ormolu.

French antique Charles X period lyre clock in mahogany and ormolu.
A very attractive Charles X antique French Lyre mantel clock in ormolu mounted mahogany. The ormolu mounts of exceptional quality and with their original fire/mercury gilt finish. The clock set on a rectangular base sitting upon four ormolu feet of claw on ball design.The arms of the lyre in well figured mahogany and with applied ormolu mounts of laurel leaves with a central pattera of a stylised flower. The crest of the clock decorated with a floral ormolu mount that incorporates the patterae on the horns of the lyre. The engine turned gilt bronze dial is surrounded by a fine cast bronze ormolu bezel of stiff leaf and dart design. The hands are of blued steel and of Breguet form and the hour chapters are Roman. The large 8 day silk suspension movement strikes the hours and halves using the countwheel system. The silk suspended pendulum bob is one of the finest that I have seen with a superb cast sculpture in ormolu of a beautiful youth wreathed in leaves and berries. Outstanding casting and finishing. The movement is numbered 5608 B and the case has the number 1296 stamped into it. French circa 1820. 20.5 inches high by 7.5 inches wide by 5 inches deep ( 51 cms by 18.75 cms by 12.5 cms)

Stock Number: 4184

Origin: France

Price: SOLD

Availability: SOLD

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